Standard Chartered will roll out a suite of cutting-edge fingerprint and voice biometric technologies in Ghana to boost secure e-banking to their customers in the country, can exclusively reveal.

 The new technology will ensure that customers can securely access their bank account balances, cards and investments using their unique fingerprint or voice as identifiers.

Named the 'touch login' the new technology is expected to be rolled out in the country by the end of the year.

The deployment of this technology is part of the global banking giants' initiative to reach out securely to its clients across the continents of  Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

This service is expected to benefit 5 millions customers in those regions of the world with Ghanaians very much included in the new vision of the bank.

Karen Fawcett, Standard Chartered's CEO of Retail Banking, said: "Fingerprint and voice biometric technologies give our clients more convenience and security when they want to access their bank balances, cards and investments, wherever they are and whenever they want.

"We're bringing the latest digital technologies to all our markets so that we can offer easy, convenient and secure banking to our clients."

The move is the most extensive roll-out of fingerprint biometric technology by any international bank and a first in most markets.

Standard Chartered's clients in Ghana will soon be able to access the bank's mobile banking services on smartphones and iPads with the touch of a finger.

With "touch login", clients can instantly access their bank account balances, cards and investments on the go using the secure fingerprint recognition technology built into these devices.

The service is already live in Singapore, the UAE and India and touch login will launch in Ghana by the end of 2016, depending upon regulatory approval being obtained.